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American Pimp


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  • Actors: Too $hort, John S. Dickson, Antonio Fargas, Heidi Fleiss, L. Hammond
  • Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
  • Producers: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes, Kevin J. Messick, Spencer Franklin
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Fox Video
  • Release Date: April 1 2003
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 630601232X
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,366 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Kendall on Sept. 10 2003
Format: DVD
Talk about your double standards. The same people who get outraged at the enslavement of females in Africa or Eastern Europe think it's hip to extol the style of these low life pimps in the US. Pure hypocrisy These are not figures to be emulated or held up as role models for young males of whatever race.
I was pretty [upset] at these guy's attitudes towards women, to say the least. I would hope that W.E.B. Dubois, Malcolm X, Frederick Douglas, Booker T Washington, Martin Luther King, etc., would serve as standards. Not these [folks]. ...
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By A Customer on July 13 2004
Format: DVD
I watched this movie on BET and was compelled to get it because I wanted to see what they couldn't show on TV. It is a very good documentary despite the subject matter. The Hughes Brothers did a great job on the cinematography. Regardless of your opinion of Pimps it was a well put together film.
I do wish they had more of the prostitutes' opinions of the game and maybe more shots of the Players' Ball. (He-He)
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Format: DVD
American Pimp is as good as I thought it would be, maybe better. I found it really educational(no joke), and afterwards, I felt like I learned more from than that than I ever had in school!! So, this movie is a masterpiece-- My favorite pimp is probably Bishop Don Magic Juan. His crazy clothes are tiight. The film basically just describes the 'game', how they get their hos,how long they've been in the 'game', what it takes, and when they started pimpin'. Fillmore Slim is one OLD pimp, but he's a MASTER. I also thought it was hilarious-- Let's just say that I'm a little younger than most of the movie's audience. So, if you're into pimpin, I'd reccommend this..... AINT NO BIZNAZZ LIKE HO BIZNAZZ!
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By A Customer on Jan. 10 2004
Format: DVD
This documentary is just that. A documentary, and it is very enlightening movie. I recommend that you watch the interview of the Hughes brothers before and after viewing the film. And like they say, you really have to watch the film twice to fully appreciate the messages, and allow a lot of the statements to really sink in. Remove all preconceptions about what you think this film is before you press the play button.
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By David Lipkins on March 31 2003
Format: VHS Tape
The underworld of the PIMP and prostitute is exposed in this interesting tale of the seedy side of sex. This movie is actually a very entertaining as well as educational piece of insight to the world of Pimping as viewed by the men who were once Pimps. "The Game", as Pimping is often called, is not for the faint or weak at heart. It is often a cruel and lonely world. The one interesting fact is despite all the money that the Pimp may make during his career, they are often broke by the time they "retire", because there is no retirement plan in Pimping.
A must see for anyone interested into the life of a Pimp. The Hughes Brothers did a masterful job in directing this movie.
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By A Customer on Oct. 9 2002
Format: DVD
I love this movie. I really do believe it accurately depicts the mind set of Pimps. The majority of these pimps are slick talking, outrageously dressed men who use vunerable women to enrich themselves. Many reviews find this movie repulsive and say that it glorifies the pimp. But if you really listen to what these Pimps are saying such as the Ho's get zero percent of the money they earn, some are retarded or emotionally unstable, and that the Pimps have absolutely no regard for these women, while they convince the women that they love them.
A must see for those that are interested in the dark side of human sexuality.
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By J. Johnson on July 5 2002
Format: DVD
Earlier this year,I happened to catch a HBO documentary on the lives of prostitutes in the Bronx area of Hunts' Point and was blown away.It was a rare showcase of the pysche of a hooker.
Most of the time,those type of documentaries are filmed from the point of view of the pimp not the prostitutes.
Hence,this documentary from one of my favorite directors,Allen
& Albert Hughes entitled "American Pimp".
"American Pimp" is both fasanating and disturbing.Showcasing years worth of famous pimps.From the well-known Bishop Don Magic Juan(glamourized by rappers such as Ice-T,Snoop Dogg,
Jay-Z,and Ludacris) and Too $hort to lesser knowns such as Charm and Rosebudd.
I found Bishop Don Magic Juan the most intresting pimp because
he seemed proud of his success.He even compares his wealth(courtsey of pimping) as "The American Dream".Which is a VERY intresting view.I also found it intresting when his mother and sister were featured and they were proud of his success as well.
Juan-like the other pimps featured-has a strange mix of charm,wit,self-assureness of dubious effects.You know that these men aren't to be exactly idolized yet they're charming and somewhat likeable.
Also noteworthy was the montage of the mainstream media's images of pimps.A lot of which borders on the offensive.
Blaxplotation films such as "Willie Dynamite","Superfly",and
"The Mack" glorified pimping.And rap artists have always adopted pimp tatics in their music and/or image to be cool.
Again,this is eyebrow raising stuff.
The Hughes Brothers pulled off this documentary well,I must say.
They didn't rely on tired sterotypes or cartoonish protrayals.
Altough I would've liked to have seen more commentary from the female/prostitute's prespective,"American Pimp" is a very intresting documentary that can't be missed.
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